Pastor Kerry joined the HFCN staff on Father’s Day, 1994. He married Kim in their native coastal North Carolina home in 1980. They have one son, Grayson, a daughter, Allison, and son-in-law Joshua. Pastor Kerry and Kim also rescued their beagle/coonhound mix named Lucy over Christmas 2016. As a very young boy, probably age 7, Kerry dreamed of one day visiting The Holy Land. Now, he has been entrusted to have led over a dozen Discipleship Journeys to the homeland of Jesus since the year 2000. Pastor Kerry says the prayer of his heart is best expressed in Latin: “Deo Volente, as God wills!”
Pastor Oziel is from Veracruz, Mexico and moved to the United States (and to Harrisonburg) in 2006 to join the pastoral staff. He is married to Rosalba Bernal, and they have three precious kids, Epsivah Melissa, Vianey Salem and Dieter Oziel. Pastor Oziel commented “I love my family, I love to spend time with my family. I like music and computers.”
Pastor Carolyn was born in Staunton, Virginia. She began attending HFCN in 2002 with her husband, Herb. Carolyn has been volunteering as a full-time counselor for Lamplight Counseling since 2008 and holds her District Ministerial License on the Virginia District of the Church of the Nazarene. Carolyn and Herb enjoy hiking and being in God’s creation. While she doesn’t have a favorite vacation spot, Carolyn loves to be near the water, where she can relax and experience God.
Julie is a recent graduate of Eastern Nazarene College where she studied Religion. She moved from Moultonborough, New Hampshire to the valley in the Fall of 2016 to join the staff at HFCN. She has three older siblings and two precious nephews, with whom she enjoys spending a lot of time. Some of her favorite things include hiking, snowboarding, volleyball, theater, cats, studying the Spanish language, and Mexican food. She also adores children and feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve as children’s pastor.
Pastor Roger and his wife Vickie are originally from Harrisonburg, but moved to Washington/Arkansas after his graduation from VA Tech. to work as a Forester. He accepted Jesus in a small Nazarene church in Arkansas in 1980. They returned to Virginia, and HFCN has been their home church since 1988. Roger joined the pastoral staff in 2003 and was ordained in 2010. When asked to share a silly tidbit, Roger shared that he does not wear a tie, enjoys Civil War History, and has two English Springer Spaniels.
Vickie is originally from Virginia, but also spent time in Washington state and Arkansas after getting married to her husband, Roger. Together they began attending HFCN in 1988, with Vickie joining the staff in 2007. While they don’t have children, they have two English Springer Spaniels, Berkeley and Millie, who act like children at times! As a child, Vickie’s favorite cartoon was Mighty Mouse. She spent many Saturday mornings watching along with her two brothers.
Pastor Jim is a native of Mobile, Alabama. Jim met his wife, Deb, in Bible college. In 1995 they started attending HFCN, and Jim joined the pastoral staff in 1997. They have 3 children, Stephen, Bethany and Sarah, two son-in-laws, Garret and Stuart, and two grandchildren.
Pastor Billy was born and raised in Greenup, Kentucky where he attended a small Nazarene church his entire life. Pastor Billy came to James Madison University to play baseball in 2009. He has attended HFCN since he arrived in Harrisonburg. A recent graduate of JMU, he came on staff in 2013. He is married to Hillary, an HFCN native. One of his favorite Disney movies is “Peter Pan”, because he said that in his heart he has never wanted to grow up.
Pastor Margaret was born and raised in Dayton, Virginia in the midst of a horse and buggy community. She began attending HFCN in 1995 and joined the HFCN staff as a shepherding pastor in 2007. Margaret and her husband Steve have two daughters, Sydney, and Olivia. When asked what she dreamed of doing as a child, Margaret says she remembers lining up her dolls in the staircase of her home and preaching to them.
Olivia recently graduated from Eastern Nazarene College where she studied both Business and Religion. She felt called to move back to the Valley after her graduation and joined the HFCN staff in the spring of 2017. She has an older sister and two wonderful parents that have helped her tremendously on her journey. A few of her favorite things are watching sunsets, fishing with her family and eating ice cream. She is a firm believer that all of this can be done while drinking a good, strong cup of coffee.
Pastor Adrian is from Richmond, Virginia and went to college in Quincy, Massachusetts where he met Lauren, his beautiful wife. They moved to the Valley in 2008 and have called HFCN home ever since. They have three children, Reese, Camden, and Jackson. He loves Jesus and has a strong disdain for tapioca pudding.
Pastor Sam is originally from Puerto Rico and came to Harrisonburg to join the HFCN staff in 2002. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children, Kailie, Amanda, Joshua and Gabriel. They are also the proud grandparents to one granddaughter, Emmaline Rose. If Pastor Sam could choose any superpower, he would want to teleport. That way he could be at any place at any time.
Pastor Joe called York, Pennsylvania home before eventually making his way to Harrisonburg in 1995 to join the staff at HFCN. He and his wife, Christy, have four children, Miranda, Brandon, Katelyn, and Benjamin. His favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.
Eyde is originally from Buena Vista and moved to Rockingham County with her husband Walt in 2001. They are now proud to call the Shenandoah Valley home. Eyde and Walt have a daughter Leslie who now lives in Austin, TX. Eyde graduated from Radford University and the University of Virginia, she is a Wahoo through and through. She has taken early retirement from her first career, and is now enjoying being part of the HFCN staff. Her passions are Operation Christmas Child, New Creation, and helping the people in Paraguay.
Kim was born in Fairfax County and later came to Harrisonburg and began attending HFCN in 1998. Kim has been in either a volunteer or paid staff position since 2003. She is married to Mike, and they have three children, Michael, Krystal and Bethany. If she could be any animal, Kim would choose to be a koala bear.
Kristy grew up in Mt. Sidney, Virginia. After moving away for college, she came back to the Valley where she would later begin attending HFCN in 2003. Later that same year she would join the HFCN staff. Kristy is married to Rob and has two children, Courtney and Nicholas, and two stepdaughters, Chandler and Cadence.
Heidi was born in Florida and raised in a pastor’s home, learning young about the work of those called to be Christ followers at home and abroad. She has been married for over 30 years to a precious man that supports the dreams God has placed in her heart. Heidi and Doug have two children, Alex and Gentry, both graduates from college and searching for what is next as well as a sweet daughter in law, Hayley, working on her masters. Heidi has worked at HFCN since 1999 starting with the after school/pre-school program then moving on to youth and now with missions local and international. Heidi believes God has allowed her to have so she can give to those that do not.
Karen grew up in Rockingham County and graduated from SHS and JMU. She has lived in Rockingham county the majority of her life (except for 10 years while her husband served in the USMC). Karen joined the staff in the fall of 2015. She is married to Jonny and they have 3 kids – Jonathan, Colton and Hannah. She enjoys walking and traveling. A fun fact about her is if she had to eat only one food for the rest of her life, it would be potatoes – mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, scalloped potatoes, etc
Angela is from Dublin, Virginia. She began attending HFCN in 2001 and started working on staff at HFCN’s Kid’s Harbor in 2005. She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Gwenna and Eli. Angela’s favorite tradition growing up was the beach trip she took every year on Easter Break. Her mom and granny would pick her up at school early and they would go stay with her great aunt at the beach in Orlando.
Mandy grew up in Harrisonburg and attended HFCN with her family. She is excited to be back in the Shenandoah Valley after living in Colorado Springs, CO and Lynchburg, VA for a number of years. She was married to Pastor John in March of 2002. Mandy and John have one son, Paul, who always keeps them on their toes! Mandy joined the HFCN staff in July of 2017. Her favorite things include painting, anything that allows her to be creative, being with her family and leading worship with John.
Felicidad is originally from the Republic of Panama. After moving to the United States, she would eventually relocate to Harrisonburg in 2002. In 2003 she started attending HFCN and immediately found a home and got very involved. In 2007 Felicidad joined the HFCN staff. Her three sons are Brandon-Lee, Christian Dante, and Orion Antonio. In 2011, Felicidad and Mr. Alberto Martinez were united in holy matrimony. Alberto has a beautiful daughter, Rebeca.
Jenny has lived in the Shenandoah Valley all her life. She is married to Rick and they enjoy living in the country, walking their dogs (they have found that rescues make the best companions), and enjoying time with family (all live in the area). Jenny feels blessed to be a part of Hope Distributed, a great organization that gives to those in need in our community and beyond. Jenny’s hobbies are flower gardening and reading.
Lauren grew up in Massachusetts and attended Eastern Nazarene College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She met her husband, Pastor Adrian, at ENC and they moved to Virginia in 2005. They have three lively kiddos born in 2006, 2008, and 2011. Lauren joined the HFCN team officially in May 2016. She has a passion for fair trade goods, developing countries, and good coffee.
Kathy was born in Staunton, VA and currently lives in Bridgewater. She and her family began attending HFCN in 2002, where Kathy would later join the staff in 2008. She and her husband, Drew, have two girls, Ginny and Emily and a puppy dog named Panda. Drew is an ordained Nazarene Pastor and he, along with his family, has planted a “daughter church” from Harrisonburg First in Verona, VA, Living Stone Church of the Nazarene. Kathy enjoys reading, cross-stitching, crocheting and has recently learned to quilt.
Haley Teague is a junior at Bridgewater College studying Elementary Education and Music. She has attended HFCN for 15 years. She is a worship leader for the Youth Band, the College/Young Adult Band, ONE, and an on-campus worship team, CRU. She is also the co-director of an all-female a cappella group on campus, Chordially Yours. She will be studying abroad in Spain in Fall 2017 and is excited to see where God will use her abroad. She has a great love for students, children, people, music, animals, and worship. One of her favorite places to be is with her small group of girls at 3D Student Ministries.
Rene is from Ponce, Puerto Rico and moved to Harrisonburg in 1999. He joined the staff at HFCN in 2007, where he has been ever since. He has a son, Anthony, who lives in Puerto Rico.
Born in the icy forests of planet Mercury, Ali left her homeplanet at the tender age of 4. Her alien skills include super-fast reading, amazing human-music taste, great memory for show references and her superior mind allows her to sleep for much less time than the common human being. Ali’s only weakness is meat from Earth animals.
Grayson was born in Beaufort, North Carolina. He has attended HFCN since 1994 and began working on staff for HFCN in 2011. Grayson graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the Spring of 2009. One of his favorite childhood memories is going to Atlanta Braves baseball games with his dad.